Adding motion blur is the key to selling an effect. Motion blur happens all the time in our everyday lives. Take your head and move it back and forth. Are you getting a series of beautiful pictures, or a blurred mess. (Our eyes actually work like cameras. The darker it is, the more motion blur will be added). To make something look realistic, adding this motion blur in is essential. Typically After Effects is used to do this. However, you don’t have to use After Effects to pull this off. Today, we will go over how to add motion blur in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2018).
How to Add Motion Blur in Adobe Premiere Pro CC (2018)
- Import the asset you want to add motion blur to.
- Go into Effects and find the transform effect under Distort. Drag this onto the piece of footage.
- Go up to effect controls and find the transform effect.
- Animate the piece of footage any way you want. Move the position, or rotation, or scale.
- Go down to the bottom of the transform effect and find the “use composition’s shutter angle”. Uncheck this.
- Now go down to the shutter angle, and drag it to create motion blur. The higher the number, the greater the motion blur.
And that’s it. A really simple tutorial. Make sure to use this any time you animate motion in Premiere Pro. Motion blur can make a world of difference!
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